Attention: Campground will be closed June 13, 2014 through June 20, 2014.

POPLAR GROVE YOUTH GROUP CAMPGROUND, MD

Poplar Grove offers youth groups and organizations enjoyable year-round primitive tent camping. Located just five miles from the Catoctin Mountain Park portion of the Appalachian Trail in the rolling hills of Thurmont, Maryland, Poplar Grove allows youth groups to experience traditional...
Status: Open through Sat Feb 28 2015   Season Dates

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  • Sanctioned youth groups/organizations only
  • Groups must present a roster of campers and leaders during check-in
  • At least 50% of groups must be under the age of 18 and currently enrolled in the organization
  • Hike-in only from November-February
  • Orientation and check-in by rangers is required before entrance
  • One vehicle is allowed per site, with additional parking located one mile from sites
  • Please check the park site at www.nps.gov/cato prior to your arrival, as we experience periodic closures
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POPLAR GROVE YOUTH GROUP CAMPGROUND AREA GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 25
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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POPLAR GROVE YOUTH GROUP CAMPGROUND AREA GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 25
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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POPLAR GROVE YOUTH GROUP CAMPGROUND AREA GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 25
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Poplar Grove offers youth groups and organizations enjoyable year-round primitive tent camping. Located just five miles from the Catoctin Mountain Park portion of the Appalachian Trail in the rolling hills of Thurmont, Maryland, Poplar Grove allows youth groups to experience traditional wilderness camping.

Natural Features:

Poplar Grove offers flat tent areas to accommodate group activities. The campground is surrounded by a rolling landscape, perfect for light hikes.

Whether blanketed in snow in winter months or blooming with wildflowers in the spring, Poplar Grove offers beautiful scenery all year. Since the site is located in a remote area, it is accessed by a gravel road during summer months, and is a hike-in only facility during winter months.

Recreation:

As a primitive camping area, Poplar Grove encourages kids to use healthy doses of imagination while surrounded by the natural landscape. Nature hikes and campfire circles are popular activities.

Nearby Catoctin Mountain Park boasts 25 miles of trails for additional hiking opportunities.

Facilities:

Poplar Grove allows youth to connect with nature by offering limited comforts of home. Pit toilets and drinking water are provided. Three expansive sites can accommodate up to 25 visitors each, and multiple sites may be reserved for larger groups.

Nearby Attractions:

The Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center is located four miles away and offers interpretive programs. Just three miles away, visitors can enjoy fishing and canoeing at Cunningham Falls State Park. Cunningham Falls charges a daily entrance fee.

Booking Window
Sat Apr 26 2014 - Fri Apr 24 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 15 2014 Sat Feb 28 2015
Peak Wed Apr 15 2015 Sun Feb 28 2016
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 15 2014 -
Feb 28 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $30.00
Peak Season
Apr 15 2015 -
Feb 28 2016
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.65389, -77.46694
39°39'14"N, 77°28'1"W

Poplar Grove is located on Manahan Road in the western portion of Catoctin Mountain Park. From Route 15, exit at Catocin Mountain Park/Route 77. Travel approximately six miles west, passing the Visitor Center and Park Central Road. Turn right on Foxville-Deerfield Road and bear to the right onto Manahan Road at the fork. Poplar Grove is located about a mile ahead on the gravel road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

POPLAR GROVE YOUTH GROUP CAMPGROUND
6602 Foxville Rd
Thurmont MD 21788

Phone Number:

Project Office:(301)663-9388
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